from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Same as hazel-grouse.


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  • The avifauna, of course, becomes poorer; nevertheless the woods of the Steppe, and still more the forests of the Ante-Steppe, give refuge to many birds, even to the hazel-hen, the woodcock and the black-grouse.

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  • Then he made a snare from his own hair and caught a hazel-hen.

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  • He started when Sandoz spoke, and chose a leg from amid the bits of hazel-hen now being served, the strong fumes of which filled the room with a resinous smell.

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  • "...the patient should be allowed no beef or mutton, still less any swine's flesh, but rather a hazel-hen, seethed in a very little barley.

    'Hazel-hen,' he thought. 'Never have I seen a hazel-hen; yet if this good man's advice is followed I shall soon incorporate one. I shall be in part a hazel-hen with whatever virtues a hazel-hen may possess.' He reflected upon Finn Mac Coul and his salmon..."

    --Patrick O'Brian, The Letter of Marque, 274

    February 29, 2008